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GLOBAL

Facebook's Libra has staggering potential - state control of money could end

The UN recognises 180 currencies worldwide as legal tender, all of them issued by nation states. It does not recognise cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin in this way, even if communities of enthusiasts have been treating them as a means of exchange for over a decade now...

By Gavin Brown 27 Jun 2019

OMAN

Oman to privatise airline, telecommunications companies

MUSCAT, OMAN: Oman plans to privatise its loss-making national carrier Oman Air and continue selling chunks of its telecommunications company Omantel to local investors, Finance Minister Darwish al-Balushi said last week.

24 Mar 2014

SOUTH AFRICA

MTN now has 195m subscribers

Mobile phone operator MTN has increased its subscriber numbers by 3.2% in the first quarter 2013 and now has 195.4m users of its service in 22 countries across Africa and the Middle East.

26 Apr 2013